Carpet Pad Radiant Barrier Insulation
This entry was posted on December 4, 2009.
Unlike thin sheet radiant barriers or attic products, reflective bubble insulation can be used as carpet padding to provide a barrier against radiant heat.
Radiant barriers, house-wraps, and attic radiant barriers are great; due to their thin nature however they have no thermal break. Reflective bubble foil insulation can be used. The bubbles provide a thermal break between the reflective aluminum.
You can also use reflective bubble foil as a carpet pad in your basement. You simply need a specific product designed for use with concrete. The patented design for InfraStop® Under Concrete Insulation is a bubble/foil/bubble or bubbles to the exterior and the foil in the middle. This bubble barrier keeps the reflective aluminum away from the concrete. Our concret pad is designed for under concrete slab use. The compression rate on the bubble strength is industrial grade.
Carpet padding is expensive. Take a look at some square footage prices and compare. The installation is the same. Make sure to tape any seams with reflective foil tape.